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The Blackboard Bistro  - Permanently Closed, Dublin, Co. Dublin

The Blackboard Bistro - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
190 Reviews
€30 and under
French
Permanently Closed -The Blackboard Bistro is a well known French Restaurant in Dublin 2. It is the perfect location to eat lunch or dinner while you discover one of the most interesting and fascinating parts of Georgian Dublin. It faces the National Gallery and is beside the beautiful Merrion Square and Trinity College.

Chef Patron Pierre Heyraud has brought to Dublin "Une cuisine elegante et gourmande". He creates food with simplicity and flavour. Pierre is a member of Euro-toques Ireland which represents Chefs who are committed to supporting small & artisan food producers & sourcing the best quality ingredients available locally & in season. The Blackboard Bistro changes its menu every few weeks to add freshness & seasonality.

The restaurant is simple, chic and bright. A place for intimate diners, groups of friends or professional meetings. It is somewhere where you can feel comfortable, enjoy conversation and the pleasure of good food and wine!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Irish
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tuesday to Friday 12:15 - 2:30 Dinner Tuesday to Saturday 5:30 - late Closed Sunday & Monday
  • Phone number
    (01) 676 6839
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 190 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

190 Reviews
  1. SheilaO

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate at the Blackboard on our last night in Dublin. Our original reservation was for 6:45 but we needed to change to an earlier time at the last minute. They kindly accommodated our request and made us feel right at home when we arrived. The menu is small, but well executed and with enough variety that we each ( the 4 of us) had a different starter and main. Quiet and relaxing atmosphere and friendly service made it a wonderful last meal in Ireland on our trip.

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    Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an excellent three course lunch that I would describe as classically French. Very strong on flavour and sauces that were not overpowering. No hesitation in recommending the Bistro for lunch and may just return shortly to sample their jazz evening!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I visited the Blackboard Bistro a week ago with my partner. We both enjoyed 2 courses from the set evening menu. Starters and mains were executed perfectly, and portion sizes were well judged, leaving us full but not overly so. Had there been slightly different choices on the dessert menu we would have definitely made room. The service was warm and attentive from start to finish. Would highly recommend and will definitely be visiting again soon.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    54 reviews

    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    warm welcome, interesting menu, good service: the starter of warm salad of potato, leaves,chorizo was tasty and well presented. However unfortunately the main course of venison was accompanied by mashed potato, new potatoes and carrots - very heavy on the starches, and red cabbage as the only lighter relief - not to my taste tho' other diners cleaned their plates. the wine list is also relatively limited especially by the glass tho' drinkable enough. reasonably priced but a bit disappointing

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Both the staff and the food at this charming, slightly hidden-away yet central, cellar-style restaurant are outstanding. The maitre d' was attentive and informative about the menu, which itself, presented a very tempting array of imaginative starters. I particularly recommend the fish stew, which delicately combines the flavours of at least three types of fish with cockles and mussels in a delicious tomato-based soup. Our only disappointment was that the list mains was comparatively more limited, and the rib of beef was already no longer available at 8.30pm. Set menu prices are a bit high, but not bad by Dublin standards. Overall, I would definitely recommend this restaurant for small family parties, get-togethers with friends, and romantic meals.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole evening was fantastic, from the beautiful meals to the service from staff, absolutely fantastic

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Ireland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The cheese was good and the meal was fine, just didn't live up to it's price. Esp when there is so much else around.

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  8. Kevoc

    Dublin

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A quiet little haven tucked away from the noise above, we dined early evening mid week and had the place to ourselves. The food is very french, very tasty and very reasonably priced.

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  9. Numnum

    Ireland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Managed to book a table at this lovely little bistro for Valentines night which was proving difficult in Dublin on the day of the rugby match, most places we tried were already fully booked. Found a real gem, lovely little place and the food and service were excellent, it was a set menu but sometimes that is better as they do a few dishes really well rather than try to do too many and miss the mark. My rib eye steak was perfect and my husband had the sea trout which he said was also very good. We both had the Panna Cotta which was divine. Only criticism would be that there was no decorations or flowers on the tables which would have been a nice touch given that it was a special day.

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  10. Foodie10

    London

    86 reviews

    2.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2014

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The Blackboard Bistro was the wrong place to take a group of 11 people. It was badly overcrowded and our table booked for 8:00pm was not available until 8:20pm. The service was haphazard because they were understaffed and had at least two large parties to look after. On the plus side, the food was good although the menu was rather restricted.

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Google Map for The Blackboard Bistro  - Permanently Closed

4 Clare Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin 2

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Ballsbridge
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tuesday to Friday 12:15 - 2:30 Dinner Tuesday to Saturday 5:30 - late Closed Sunday & Monday
  • Price
    €30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Irish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Gluten-free Options
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